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Met her husband on set of the film Off and Running (1991).

Toured in 1997 with Tina Turner, and 1999 with Cher.

Sang in dance cover bands in the 1970s until she lost her voice in 1977, when doctors told her she would never sing again.

Her mother has appeared in several of her music videos.

(November 19, 1997) Son, with David Thornton, Declyn Wallace Thornton Lauper, named after singer Elvis Costello, whose real name is Declan Patrick MacManus.

She was awarded a Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 1985 Grammy Awards.

Patti LaBelle is her son Declyn's godmother and sang "Come What May" at Cyndi's wedding.

Is a huge fan of Marlene Dietrich.

Her first band, Blue Angel, was named after the film "Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel)".

At the beginning of her music video "Time After Time", she is watching the film The Garden of Allah (1936).

She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song We Are the World (1985).

Her parents are Fred Lauper and Catrine Lauper. Her siblings are Elen and Fred. Sister Elen Lauper ran for the mayorship of Phoenix and is a member of the Socialist Workers Party, a radical-leftist political group.

Lives in a famous Manhattan apartment house on the West Side called the Apthorp.

She has Italian ancestry by her mother's side (Sicily) and Swiss ancestry by her father's side. Her mother's maiden name is Gallo.

Ranked #58 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll

Known for her outrageous antics, perhaps her wildest yet was appearing at a 1997 Halloween ball to raise money for AMFAR dressed as a belly dancer - when she was nine months pregnant. She drolly vogued it up for the tabloid paparazzi, who eagerly snapped hundreds of photos of her.

Attended the same High school as Rodney Dangerfield and New York Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto - Richmond Hill, Queens.

Helped produce "Captain Lou's History of Music" on The Wrestling Album in 1985, appearing under the name Mona Flambé. Jesse Ventura (aka Jesse "The Body" Ventura) then referred to her as Mona Flamboyant.

Is good friends with WWF wrestler Lou Albano.

Honored by PFLAGG for her support of Gay families after appearing with her Lesbian sister in a PFLAGG sponsored campaign (2005).

Her most successful songs are "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (1983, #2 US and UK), "Time After Time" (1984, #1 US, #2 UK), "She Bop" (1984, #3 US), "All Through The Night" (1984, #6 US), "True Colors" (1986, #1 US), "Change of Heart" (1986, #3 US) and "I Drove All Night" (1989, #6 US, #7 UK).

On Press Your Luck (1983), there was a Whammy based on her.

Is a staunch liberal Democrat and an active supporter of gay rights.

(November 8, 2012) Her uncle, George Stathis, 90, was found dead in his Queens, New York home, after Hurricane Sandy.

She was awarded a Tony Award for Best Score in a Musical for "Kinky Boots" at the 2013 Tony Awards.

Featured as a (2010) Mattel Barbie Doll in the Ladies of the '80s Pink Label Collection [#R4461] along with Debbie Harry and Joan Jett. [July 2009]

In preparing for the music video "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", there was a small budget so Cyndi bought furniture and painted the sets for the living room and her bedroom, found a tablecloth with a pattern to copy for the kitchen walls so it would have a very 1950s look, handed out her collection of sunglasses to all the girls for the shoot, and shared her makeup with all the women.

While working as a maid/nanny in the early 1970s, her dog Sparkle was run over by a tractor driven by a five-year-old on his birthday. The vet explained there would be hope if Sparkle lived through the night, and she eventually recovered.

In the book "Cyndi Lauper" by Steve Radlaur, a list of jobs she did short-term in the 1970s were listed, including ear piercer. In her autobiography, she revealed she only pierced one ear and could not even finish because she did not have the stomach for the work.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 11, 2016.

Born 10 days after her husband, David Thornton.

Cyndi was born at Boulevard Hospital, in Astoria, Queens. She spent her first four years in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Her family then moved to Ozone Park, Queens.

She is a fan of professional wrestling and frequently casts pro wrestlers in her music videos.